Independent Members

Independent Members

Pictured: Andrew Martyn-Johns - Chair of the Board




Andrew Martyn-Johns - Chair

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who lives in Bristol with his family. He spent 30 years working for Deloitte, and during the last eight years heading up the firm’s social housing practice where he was responsible for the external audit of over 16 housing associations.

Since retiring he has served on the board of an English housing association, Alliance Homes, and is also a co-opted member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee of Shelter England. He has extensive experience of advising housing associations on risk management, governance and business planning.



Pictured: Barry Gallagher, Independent Board Member


Barry Gallagher

Barry was born in East London and has lived in Wales with his family for the past 15 years.

He has been involved in Supported Housing and Social Care for Vulnerable Adults for more than 20 years.

Since 1991, he has been employed by Drive where he worked in social care in London.

Barry has a Joint Honours Degree in Sociology & Philosophy from the University of Essex, and is currently studying a Masters Degree in Business Practice & Social Responsibility at the University of Bath. 

His interests include walking, cycling and having a personal commitment to promoting long-term sustainabilty.


Pictured: Lynette Glover, MHA's Independent Board Member



Lynnette Glover

Lynnette is the Head of Housing for Wales and West Housing Association (WWH), and her career in housing spans over 27 years.

Lynnette is responsible for leading the housing service and is a member of WWH's Senior Management Team and has extensive experience of strategic planning and the coordination and implementation of corporate priorities. Lynnette is also passionate about delivering excellent customer service.  Lynnette has a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing and is a Full Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Being a practitioner in Housing, Lynnette is well versed with the demands which MHA will be facing now and into the future and will bring a wealth of housing knowledge and experience to the MHA Board.  


Picture of Andy Jones 

Andy Jones

Andy took the opportunity to retire from Barclays Bank PLC in June 2014 after more than 38 years' service. Andy’s last 13 years with Barclays were spent funding Housing Associations throughout Wales and the South West (with Barclays being one of the biggest funders in the sector).  He looked after over 30 clients and a lending book in excess of £1bn.

Andy joined Santander in September 2014 working as a Relationship Director covering Education, Healthcare and Communities throughout Wales.

Andy was recently a Board Member at First Choice Housing Association and resigned in September 2014 after 10 years involvement including two terms as Vice Chair and three years as Chair of the association.

“I am looking forward to working with a dynamic and progressive organisation making a real difference in their area of operation.”

Andy was originally from Abertillery and is married with two grown up children and now lives in Penarth.  Andy’s interests include DIY, most sports (particularly squash) and walking.


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